Posts Written OnJanuary 2016

Inspired LED has done it again!

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For the fourth year in a row, Inspired LED is proud to announce we have been awarded  the badge of excellence in Customer Service from Houzz! Houzz.com is a leading online platform designed to connect homeowners and home improvement professionals across the country. With over 35 million monthly users, Houzz is considered the largest residential design database in the world. Whether you are looking for general inspiration, remodeling ideas, products for purchase, or professional advice, Houzz is your one stop shop! Each year, Houzz selects the “Best of Houzz” for three categories: Design, Service, and Photography.  For Design, winners are chosen from among the most popular projects…

Ask An Engineer Part 1: LED Basics

As with any new technology, LEDs require some fairly specific background knowledge in order to fully comprehend both the functional properties, and possible methods of application. While everyone here at Inspired LED prides themselves on being knowledgeable enough to answer the most common technical questions regarding our products, there are, of course, times when this technology surprises us with a new challenge. This is when we turn to our resident LED expert- Engineering Manager, Tanner Leland. Aside from helping us to develop our latest and most innovative products, Tanner is the one we turn to for all things mechanical/electrical. Whether it is a unique customer…

Updated Kitchen Project: Spexarth Design

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Spexarth Design, based outside of Wichita Kansas, is a contracting & remodeling group specializing in a variety of services from carpentry work, drywall, and tile, to paint, architecture, and interior design. At the end of 2015, Spexarth Design used their expertise to complete a home remodel, involving a wide range projects spanning across multiple rooms. Their efforts transformed the Wichita home from drab to fab, resulting in a particularly stunning kitchen! Let’s explore what changes they were able to make within the space and view the spectacular results! Back-splash A brand new, natural stone surface was added to the back-splash surrounding the entire kitchen. For a bit…

How-To: Installing Glass Cabinet Lighting

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How to Install Flexible LED Strips on the Interior of a Glass Faced Cabinet Under cabinet lighting is not your only option when it comes to add LEDs to your kitchen. Glass cabinet lighting provides great accent lighting to make your cabinets pop and make your china and glassware glow. We have found the easiest way install glass cabinet lighting is an an upside down “U” position, toward the front of your cabinets. This ensures that you will get an even distribution of lighting throughout the cabinet and theLED light strips stay hidden when the glass cabinet doors are closed. Items…

Accessory of the Week: Magnetic Switch

When it comes to creating the perfect LED system for your home or business, a few extra touches can make all the difference. Inspired LED offers a variety of technical tools and accessories which can make your lighting system fantastically functional and especially unique! This week, we analyze the features of our Magnetic Proximity Switch, a convenient accessory which allows our LED lights to turn on and off with a change in magnetic contact. Most commonly, this accessory is used to trigger lights when a cabinet or drawer is opened or closed. The Magnetic Switch is, perhaps not surprisingly, made…

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered! Part 3

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Here at Inspired LED, we are constantly inundated with questions about our products. Everything from general inquiries about LEDs, to questions about power and specific products seem to be extremely common. Below we take a moment to answer a few of the more commonly asked questions that tend to be asked by our customers. Hopefully we can provide a concise answer to all of your questions here! Question 1: “I just received my sewing machine kit. Am I missing my second light strip with the expansion kit?” If you are unfamiliar with Inspired LED’s Sewing Machine Kit, this kit offers a cut to length light strip with all…

Inspired LED 101: LED Terminology

In the world of LEDs, as with any new technology, there are a lot of new terms which need to be mastered in order to properly understand the features and elements of the system. Rather than focusing on the specific terms for Inspired LED products, as we have done in previous blogs, this week’s lesson will focus on more general industry terms. The more you understand about these common LED words, the better equipped you will be to have discussions and make decisions regarding LED technology. Lumen: [\ˈlü-mən\] Noun, Plural- Lumens, Abbreviation- lm The unit of luminous flux, equal to…

Predictions for 2016 Kitchen Trends

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Last year’s style trends for kitchens played a lot on clean simple lines, open shelving, layers of texture, and according to every Pinterest board in sight, it’s own 50 shades of grey (yes, I am talking about the color). Now that 2015 has come and gone, let’s explore a few kitchen trends which we think will be popular in 2016 and into the future! Innovative Spaces Now, we know this might not be considered a “trend” but we can expect a lot of tech updates in kitchens this year. Simple upgrades like USB outlets and charging drawers both offer a convenient…